For the last few years, analytics site ProFootballFocus.com has released its list of the Top 101 NFL players from the previous season, which runs concurrently with the similar Top 100 list that NFL Network produces each summer. Their 2015 version of the list began this week, and two Buffalo Bills players have already made the cut.
As a refresher: left guard Richie Incognito and wide receiver Sammy Watkins have already made the NFLN list, which has only released 10 names thus far.
Watkins also made the PFF list, coming in at No. 95 overall. The site dings the shortcomings of Buffalo's offense around Watkins for his comparatively lackluster receiving production compared to other receivers on the list, while crediting his route-running and production per reception as positives. They also note that 606 of his 1,047 receiving yards last season came on throws that traveled 20 or more yards in the air, the second-highest total in the league.
Incognito, who rated as one of the best guards in all of football by PFF standards last year, will undoubtedly crack the list as well, but for now, the other Bill to make the cut is cornerback Ronald Darby, listed at No. 82 overall. The then-rookie cornerback graded well at PFF all season, drawing their Defensive Rookie of the Year honor away from the actual Defensive Rookie of the Year, Kansas City cornerback Marcus Peters. The site so strongly believes in Darby that they penned an entire separate post about why he made the cut.
Who else, aside from Incognito, from the Bills do you think will end up in PFF's Top 75?